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5 movies you should definitely watch with your Tribe

30 November 2020


Put on your PJs, bring out the popcorn, charge your laptops because it’s time to Netflix Party with your friends. We have made a list of movies for you so you don’t spend hours deciding on one. 

The Trial of the Chicago 7

This movie is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government.

My Octopus Teacher

Technically a documentary, a filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. The film was backed by the Sea Change Project, an NGO Foster co-founded to create awareness about the South African sea forest.

Foster tracks the octopus’ movements and shows viewers the octopus’s point of view of the world. The unlikely relationship between them is a man’s connection to nature and that’s what makes it a must watch. 

Someone Great

Someone Great isn’t your typical rom-com but captures the road to self- discovery pretty accurately.  It’s a story of the protagonist realising there are so many layers to a relationship. The real emotional core of the film is the friendship between three friends, who are hilarious and bring a strong feminine energy to the movie.

 “When something breaks, if the pieces are large enough, you can fix it. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t break, they shatter. But when you let the light in, shattered glass will glitter.”

The Invention of Lying

This movie came out in 2009, written by Ricky Gervais is a remarkable radical comedy. It’s about an almost parallel universe where everyone always tells the truth and this man discovers that he can lie to get his way. It slowly slips in the implication that religion is possible only in a world that has the ability to lie but it eventually wraps into a sweet love story. This is a movie that should be on everybody’s watch list. 

The Half of It

This high school romantic comedy is a refreshing change that includes the complexities of adolescence. The Half of It is finally a Netflix teen romance where the couple you’re rooting for isn’t straight. The dialogues seem so natural for awkward and inexperienced youngsters and is what makes it real.

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5 ways to keep yourself motivated and happy in a hostel

30 November 2020


Adjusting to a new environment can never be easy. We leave the comforts and warmth of home and that can leave us homesick. In addition to this, you will have social and academic pressures. However, hostel life is one of the most memorable experiences one can have.

Here are 5 ways to keep yourself motivated and happy in a hostel.

Bring home comforts to your new room

To keep yourself from feeling too homesick, bring your favourite soft toy or a quilt from home or whatever gives you comfort. These can give you the warmth of home and can cheer you up.

This is particularly important if you are shifting for the first time, as home comforts can massively help with feelings of homesickness while travelling.

Explore your new surroundings

Explore your new surroundings by taking a walk or do some sight- seeing. This will make you familiar with your new surroundings and you will feel more at home. This will also give you an opportunity to bond with people. You’re only around for a few years, so now’s the time to make the most of it.

Ask for help

You find yourself in an unfamiliar environment with new people and new schedules. It’s important to remember to ask for help. If you have issues with your course or your accommodation, don’t hesitate to ask around.

If you’re feeling homesick, worrying about your studies or your finances will only make things worse, so take steps to sort any issues out or get support as soon as they arise.

Those around you are probably feeling the burn too and you might be able to help each other out.

Take care of your health

Eating healthy and exercising regularly can help you stay happy and motivated. This will help you take care of your physical and mental health. Keeping healthy will keep you feeling much more positive about life. Staying positive also makes you a pleasure to be around, so you’ll probably find it much easier to make new friends

Choose a hobby and allot time for it

It’s easy to get lost in your academic and social commitments but it’s important to allot time for yourself and for what makes you happy. Staying positive can be a lot easier said than done. But making a concerted effort to carry a positive attitude around with you will help you in a major way.

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